Ian Westlake

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Ian Westlake
Personal information
Full name Ian John Westlake
Date of birth (1983-11-10) 10 November 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Clacton-on-Sea, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Needham Market F.C.
Youth career
1999–2002 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Ipswich Town 113 (16)
2006–2009 Leeds United 47 (1)
2008 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 11 (2)
2008–2009 Cheltenham Town (loan) 10 (1)
2009 Cheltenham Town 12 (1)
2009 Oldham Athletic (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2011 Wycombe Wanderers 9 (0)
2011 Montreal Impact 13 (2)
2013– Needham Market 31 (8)
National team
England U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian John Westlake (born 10 November 1983) is an English footballer who plays for Needham Market.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Clacton-on-Sea, Westlake progressed through the youth ranks at Ipswich Town, signing professional forms with the club during the summer of 2002. Westlake made his debut for Ipswich, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 home defeat to Gillingham on 26 October 2002.[2] Westlake made a further three appearances for Ipswich during the 2002–03 season.[3] During the 2003–04 season, Westlake made a further 43 appearances for Ipswich and also scored 7 goals,[4] the first of which came during the 3–4 home defeat to Gillingham on 1 November 2003.[5] Westlake made a total of 125 appearances for Ipswich, scoring 17 goals.[6]

Move to Leeds United[edit]

On 4 August 2006, Westlake transferred to Leeds United for a fee of £400,000 plus the transfer of former Brighton left-back Daniel Harding to Ipswich in a part-exchange deal.[7] Westlake made his debut on 5 August 2006, coming on as a substitute during the 1–0 home victory over Norwich City. In total, Westlake made 29 appearances for Leeds during the 2006–07 season, in which the Yorkshire club were relegated from the Championship.

During the 2007–08 season, Westlake made 23 appearances for Leeds and scored his only league goal for the club when netting the last-minute winning goal in a 1–0 away win at Oldham Athletic on 2 October 2007.[8] He had earlier scored his first goal for Leeds in a 1–0 win at Macclesfield in the League Cup on 14 August 2007.[9]

Loan spell at Brighton[edit]

On 3 March 2008, it was revealed that Westlake had agreed an initial one-month loan deal at League One play-off rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.[10]

On 3 April 2008, Westlake, Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion agreed that the player would remain on loan at the Withdean for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.[11] In total, Westlake made 11 appearances for Brighton, scoring two goals.[12]

Loan spell at Cheltenham[edit]

On 24 October 2008, Westlake joined League One side Cheltenham Town on an initial three-month loan deal.[13] Westlake made his debut the following day during the 3–1 away defeat to MK Dons.[14] During his loan spell at Cheltenham, Westlake played 14 games and scored 1 goal during the 2–1 away victory at Leyton Orient.[15]

Permanent switch to Cheltenham[edit]

On 24 January 2009, Westlake had his contract terminated at Leeds United by mutual consent.[16] Later that day, Westlake signed a contract with Cheltenham Town for the remainder of the 2008–09 season.[17] Westlake also scored on the day of his permanent debut for Cheltenham during the 2–2 home draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.[18]

Loan spell at Oldham[edit]

With Cheltenham Town suffering from financial difficulties, Westlake joined League One side Oldham Athletic on loan for the remainder of the 2008–09 season on 19 March 2009.[19] Westlake made his debut for Oldham on 25 March 2009, during a 2–0 home defeat to Tranmere Rovers.[20] In total, Westlake made 5 appearances for the club.[21]

Move to Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

On 15 July 2009, Westlake signed a two-year contract with recently promoted League One side Wycombe Wanderers.[22] He was released from his contract on 18 March 2011 and the following week joined Colchester on trial.[23]

Move to Montreal Impact[edit]

Westlake joined the Montreal Impact on trial starting 5 July 2011. He formally signed with the North American Soccer League team on 15 July 2011, his contract expiring after the 2011 season.[24] Westlake quickly became a fixture in the Impact’s starting lineup scoring two goals in 13 games. On 5 December 2011, it was announced that Westlake re-signed to continue with the Impact in 2012, the team's first year in Major League Soccer,[25] however Westlake was waived by Montreal on 27 February 2012, despite appearing for the club during their pre-season.[26]

Needham Market[edit]

After being released by Montreal Impact following the introduction of a "six foreign players" rule, Westlake returned to Suffolk before signing for Needham Market eighteen months later in June 2013.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.needhammarketfc.co.uk/sstats/player.php?id=128
  2. ^ Ipswich 0–1 Gillingham, Ipswich Town F.C., 26 October 2002. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  3. ^ Ipswich Town 2002–03 season appearance data, Soccer Base. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  4. ^ Ian Westlake appearance data 2003–04, Soccer Base. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  5. ^ Ipswich 3–4 Gillingham, Ipswich Town F.C., 1 November 2003. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  6. ^ Westlake on SoccerBase, Soccer Base. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  7. ^ Westlake completes move to Leeds, BBC Football, 4 August 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  8. ^ Oldham 0–1 Leeds, Leeds United A.F.C., 2 October 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  9. ^ "Macclesfield 0–1 Leeds". BBC. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  10. ^ Brighton sign Westlake, Seagulls World, 3 March 2008
  11. ^ Westlake agrees Extended Brighton Stay, Seagulls World, 3 April 2008
  12. ^ Brighton appearance data 2007–08, Soccer Base. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  13. ^ Cheltenham land Westlake on loan, BBC Football, 24 October 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  14. ^ MK Dons 3–1 Cheltenham, Cheltenham Town F.C., 25 October 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  15. ^ Leyton Orient 1–2 Cheltenham, Cheltenham Town F.C., 13 December 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  16. ^ WESTLAKE DEPARTS, Leeds United A.F.C., 24 January 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  17. ^ Westlake Signs New Contract, Cheltenham Town F.C., 24 January 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  18. ^ Cheltenham 2–2 Brighton, Cheltenham Town F.C., 24 January 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  19. ^ Westlake makes Oldham loan move, BBC Football, 19 March 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  20. ^ Oldham 0–2 Tranmere, Oldham Athletic A.F.C., 25 March 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  21. ^ Oldham Athletic appearance data 2008–09, Soccer Base. Retrieved 12 July 2009
  22. ^ "Wycombe snap up Westlake and Green". BBC Football. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  23. ^ "Ian Westlake leaves the club". Wycombe Wanderers F.C., 18 March 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  24. ^ "English midfielder Ian Westlake joins the Impact". "MontrealImpact.com". 15 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  25. ^ "Midfielder Ian Westlake makes the jump to MLS | Montreal Impact". Impactmontreal.com. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  26. ^ Press Release. "Midfielder Ian Westlake waived | Montreal Impact". Impactmontreal.com. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  27. ^ Bacon, Mike (28 June 2013). "Ian Westlake signs for Needham Market just 18 months after falling out of love with football". East Anglian Daily Times. Archant. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 

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